Glamour, sophistication, luxury - are these words we'd associate with a trip on our rail network? Not so much. Back in the day, however, these gorgeous posters were created for LNER - one of the 'big four' railway companies formed in 1923. They depict a golden age of rail travel and the great British seaside holiday...
The 1920's and 30s was an era of increased prosperity, so LNER and other companies capitalised on this by attracting affluent customers to their routes with aspirational imagery.
The LNER 'It's Quicker By Rail' posters became the epitome of Art Deco glamour, featuring sophisticated travellers enjoying hip & fashionable East Coast destinations like North Berwick, St Andrews, Montrose, Aberdeen and Inverness.
The iconic posters, by artists including John Hassall and Tom Purvis, which evoke such powerful images of luxury, prestige and old-time romance, can now fetch up to £3000 at auction.